|Born: May 8, 1970. Gijon, Spain|
|Nicknames: Luis Padrique Lucho|
|Height: 5′ 11″ (1.80 m)|
Luis Enrique Biography
Luis Enrique Martínez García, popularly known as Luis Enrique or Lucho, is a retired footballer who now works as a professional football Manager. He is currently serving as the Head Coach of the Spanish National Team.
He began his professional football career in the 1989-1990 season with Sporting Gijón B. In the same year, he was promoted to the senior team, Sporting Gijón, where he played 45 matches and scored 17 goals in the La Liga. Later on, he joined Real Madrid, one of the leading Spanish clubs, in 1991. He spent 5 years with Real Madrid, playing 213 matches and scoring 18 goals.
Enrique stands among the rare individuals who transitioned directly from Real Madrid to FC Barcelona. He joined FC Barcelona during the 1996-1997 season and achieved legendary status during his 8-year tenure, scoring 109 goals in 300 matches.
Luis Enrique began his coaching journey in 2008 as the manager of Barcelona B. Afterward, he went on to lead AS Roma and then Celta de Vigo before returning to Catalonia as the Head Coach of FC Barcelona. He assumed the role at FC Barcelona on May 19, 2014, and had a remarkable three-year tenure, concluding when his contract ended on June 30, 2017.
On June 9, 2018, it was officially announced that Enrique would be assuming the position of the Spanish National Team’s manager.
How old is Luis Enrique?
The Spanish icon was born in Gijón, Spain, and is presently 52 years old, born on 8th May 1970.
Luis Enrique’s Career
Enrique had an outstanding career both as a player and as a Manager. He dedicated his entire professional footballer journey to Spain, accumulating 585 appearances and 149 goals.
His accolades include winning La Liga thrice, Copa del Rey thrice, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, and Supercopa de España twice.
Luis Enrique enjoyed a remarkable 12-year stint with the Spanish National Team, amassing 62 caps and netting 12 goals.
As a Manager, Luis has secured 9 trophies, including the prestigious UEFA Champions League. He has also garnered various accolades individually, notably being named La Liga Coach of the Year and FIFA World Coach of the Year in 2015, among other notable honors.
Who is Luis Enrique’s wife?
Luis Enrique encountered Elena Cullel in 1995 while he was still affiliated with the Madrid team. They married in 1997 and have remained together ever since.
Who are Luis Enrique’s children?
Luis Enrique had a total of three children, but sadly, the youngest one, Xana Martinez, passed away in August 2019. Sira and Pacho Martínez are also Luis Enrique’s children.
What is Luis Enrique net worth?
The La Liga Legend and Spanish Head Coach possess an approximate net worth of $35 million.
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Enrique prioritizes penetrating the opponent’s defensive zone rather than employing deep and patient ball possession in his approach.
Enrique participated in three FIFA World Cups for Spain and achieved Olympic gold at the 1992 games held in Barcelona. He began his coaching career as Barcelona B’s manager, and his initial significant role came in Serie A with Roma in 2011.